Global Chat: Fallout Worlds doesn’t justify its existence, one blogger argues


If you saw that Fallout 76 released a new mode with varied rulesets called Fallout Worlds a while back, you might’ve been tempted to check it out. And then you would’ve seen the price tag attached and thought, “Eh, I’ll let someone else pay to play it and tell me how it was.”

Well, here you go! Virtual Bastion explored Fallout Worlds and found it a novel toy without any lasting reason to exist: “Is Fallout Worlds a useless mode? Somewhat, especially since there are no rewards or carry-over progression (and I understand why that is the case). I guess the notion is that you, and up to eight other people, can enjoy whatever strange world with strange effects you choose to create.”

Read on for more community essays about FFXIV, RIFT, World of Warcraft, and more!


Tales of the Aggronaut dipped toes into FFXIV’s Endwalker: “All of my predictions for the shape of this expansion and what would happen… are now out the window. This game and this team are one of the few teams that can really throw me for a loop like this. Every single expansion there are several things that just come from out of left field and challenge my notions about the game and this expansion is no different.”

24 Hours In thinks that maybe RIFT could cut back on the word count: “RIFT feels like the MMO equivalent of an epic fantasy novel series — epic in word count, at least. Every so often an NPC will drop a new batch of names and places and history into conversation.”

Gamer Girl Confessions is having a blast playing Animal Crossing with her best friend: “I also finally participated in my first ever ACNH event on time… Turkey Day! It was a bit of a pain to come home Thursday evening after spending the day at my polycule’s house and trying to grind it out, but it was simultaneously a lot of fun.”

The Ancient Gaming Noob thinks that Daybreak may be onto something with this Marvel thing: “So this seems like a really good sign for Dimensional Ink, Daybreak, and Enad Global 7. If just a mere mention that a Marvel IP MMO might be coming spreads this far, just imagine what will happen when they actually have a title, a logo, and some art to post.”

GamingSF was psyched to head into EverQuest II’s newest expansion: “I’m liking what I see so far. The quests are solid, and the visuals varied and interesting. There are enough strange or interesting sights on the horizon to keep my character wandering and me happy!”

Kaylriene posted an epic treatise on why World of Warcraft is in such a bad spot right now: “Tying into the hubris I mentioned above, one of the things I most loathe about the current state of WoW is how clearly designed it is to siphon my time, while the team has the absolute gall to pretend that it has not been designed that way.”

Every day there are tons of terrific, insightful, and unusual articles posted across the MMO gaming blogosphere — and every day, Justin reads as many as he can. Global Chat is a sampling of noteworthy essays, rants, and guides from the past few weeks of MMO discourse.
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